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Hello all,

I don't know much about display or scrolls but I picked this one up on ebay. Do the crows symbolize Fall? That would be my first assumptionbut I would like to know from those of you that have the experience.

Thanks for Looking,

Rich
 

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Crows are apparently associated with the sun in some Asian lore. Sunspots were thought to be crows flying across the sun. In Japan, "Yatagarasu (八咫烏?, "eight-span crow");[13] and the appearance of the great bird is construed as evidence of the will of Heaven or divine intervention in human affairs:"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-legged_crow

The crow is in both ways in Japanese art, I think. I have this print:
http://www.degener.com/2011.htm

which is an obvious reference to the sun.
 

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Huh, I usually associate them with either death or horse crap, as I often see them eating from both sources.

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Hello all,

I don't know much about display or scrolls but I picked this one up on ebay. Do the crows symbolize Fall? That would be my first assumptionbut I would like to know from those of you that have the experience.

Thanks for Looking,

Rich

山鵲 for fall...
 

rich415

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Thanks kakejiku,

I'm always happy when I guess correctly.

Thanks for looking,

Rich
 

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